Please note that the great blob of white (sea ice) extends past the orange line in many areas. The gains are clear, particularly around the SW.
Antarctic sea ice fell to a “record minimum” in 2017 – after having reached a “record high” in 2015 – but has been on something of a surge ever-since — a fact the AGW cabal is having an impossible time explaining.
In reality, satellite data reveals that sea ice extent around the southern pole has actually GROWN over the past 40+years, and also shows that temperatures across the continent have had no real trend.
Polar outbreaks in the southern hemisphere (aka a weak and wavy jet stream flow) are on the increase, just as they are in its northern counterpart.
The latest data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) shows that sea ice at the South Pole has been on overdrive this season, climbing some 500,000 sq km above the mean, comfortably outstripping all four multidecadal averages: 1979 to 1990, 1991 to 2000, 2001 to 2010, and 2011 to 2020.
See the blue line? As of the end of March, Antarctic sea ice extent was definitely above average.
Four years ago, during late-March of 2017, Antarctic sea ice measured 3 million sq km, and now, at the end of March 2021, measurements have reached 5+ million sq km. This should be an impossibility under the global warming theory, yet here we are – an increase of 2 million sq km.
By the way, Arctic sea ice volume (or ‘thickness’) is also doing just fine this year.
See the black line on the graph? At the end of March, Arctic sea ice volume was higher than either 2017 or 2018. (Larger version of the graph here.)
For good measure, here’s the latest satellite image of Arctic sea ice extent:
This, after 4+ decades of being told Arctic ice is on the verge of a catastrophic tipping point, is where we stand — that orange line showing ice extent is close enough to the 1981-2010 median to be statistically irrelevant.
Furthermore, the gains witnessed across Antarctica easily offset the “missing” ice in and around the Arctic.
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
It’s a cycle, it’s a cycle, it’s a cycle, and we (humans) have absolutely no control in the matter.
Thanks to Laurel for this link